For my eyes have seen Your salvation.
Note this: some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last."
I sent you to reap what you didn't labor for; others have labored, and you have benefited from their labor."
Now many Samaritans from that town believed in Him because of what the woman said when she testified, "He told me everything I ever did."
Therefore, when the Samaritans came to Him, they asked Him to stay with them, and He stayed there two days.
Many more believed because of what He said.
And they told the woman, "We no longer believe because of what you said, for we have heard for ourselves and know that this really is the Savior of the world."
Then he escorted them out and said, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?"
So they said, "Believe on the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved-- you and your household."
Then they spoke the message of the Lord to him along with everyone in his house.
Do you not know that the unjust will not inherit God's kingdom? Do not be deceived: no sexually immoral people, idolaters, adulterers, male prostitutes, homosexuals,
thieves, greedy people, drunkards, revilers, or swindlers will inherit God's kingdom.
Some of you were like this; but you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
Satan has bound this woman, a daughter of Abraham, for 18 years-- shouldn't she be untied from this bondage on the Sabbath day?"
And he received the sign of circumcision as a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while still uncircumcised. This was to make him the father of all who believe but are not circumcised, so that righteousness may be credited to them also.
And he became the father of the circumcised, not only to those who are circumcised, but also to those who follow in the footsteps of the faith our father Abraham had while still uncircumcised.
This is why the promise is by faith, so that it may be according to grace, to guarantee it to all the descendants-- not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of Abraham's faith. He is the father of us all
so understand that those who have faith are Abraham's sons.
The purpose was that the blessing of Abraham would come to the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, so that we could receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed, heirs according to the promise.